Around 1995, the spreading chestnut trees were cut down on the order of the superintendent of the Hudson City School District, which then owned the building although the Hudson Area Library inhabited most of it. The loss of the trees was mourned by just about everyone in the community. The building looked shockingly stark without the trees that had been there for decades, and money was raised to replace the trees.
|Photo: Byrne Fone|
Although there was a regrettable lack of symmetry, both trees flourished and were achieving maturity, until today.
This afternoon, both trees were cut down. A Gossips reader provided these pictures.
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